Upcoming Events

Of the people information here

Friday, June 17, 11:30am-8pm: Filibuster #2 by Alicia Grullon
For this live re-enactment of Senator Bernie Sanders' Bush Tax Cuts filibuster, the interdisciplinary artist will follow strict filibustering rules: continual speaking, no bathroom break, no sitting or leaning and no eating or drinking until the 8.5-hour performance is complete.

Drop In Activity also on Friday, June 17: Make your own political button while supplies lastThis event is part of the Etsy Craft Party taking place in the neighborhood.
Please let us know if you're coming. Registration is not required but encouraged.

Saturday, June 18, 4-6pm, Thursday, July 7, 6-9pm; Saturday and Sunday during the run of show, 2-6pm: Campaign Office, performance/installation by Jeremy D. Olson 
Campaign Office creates new presidential candidates. Visitors are invited to launch their campaign by announcing their candidacy on camera, and will receive the paperwork necessary to be an official candidate for president.

Wednesday, July 27, 7pm: Panel Discussion on Propaganda co-presented by Smack Mellon and Hyperallergic
What differentiates propaganda from art? This conversation will probe historic propaganda imagery, its connection to today, and the role it plays in raising social consciousness and awareness for issues often overlooked by governments, institutions, and society. Moderated by Hyperallergic’s editor-in-chief and co-founder Hrag Vartanian, in conversation with art historian at NYU Miriam M. Basilio; artist Daniel Bejar, who is part of the Of the people exhibition; and more to be announced soon.  

Miriam M. Basilio is an art historian at NYU who specializes in Spanish Civil War-era propaganda, and she wrote 'Visual Propaganda, Exhibitions, and the Spanish Civil War.’

Daniel Bejar is an interdisciplinary artist living. He is currently a 2015 fellow in Interdisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, while also participating in the Abrons AIRspace residency program and The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program

Hrag Vartanian is the editor-in-chief and cofounder of Hyperallergic. He has lectured about contemporary art, performance, postcolonialism, politics, and visual culture at art museums and colleges across the country.

Thursday, July 28, 5:30-8pm: Silkscreen Workshop by Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine
Come to Smack Mellon to make your own political poster copy. The evening includes a screening of the Democratic National Convention when the party’s candidate will be announced.

Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31: T.RUMP Bus 
The t.Rutt artist team purchased Donald Trump’s actual campaign bus on Craigslist in the fall of 2015. Since being recast by artists Mary Mihelic & David Gleeson as an anti-Trump rolling art project, it has traveled across the United States during the election season, creating a platform for responding to the presumptive GOP nominee’s outrageous statements and behaviors. All the original Trump campaign artwork remains on the bus but it has been artistically altered and transformed into the T.RUMP Bus

We are offering special members-only tours of the T.RUMP Bus. Join today and support Smack Mellon! Become a member by clicking here.

Sunday, July 31, 3pm: Martha Wilson as Donald Trump – Politics and Performance Art Are One and the Same
Martha Wilson
 embodies her trademark “invasions” of other people’s personae.

Immediately following performance: Community practices: Art and Intervention Panel Discussion Select exhibition artists discuss their projects of social and political consequence. Participants include Isabella Cruz-Chong, Brooklyn, New York; Sheryl Oring, Greensboro, North Carolina; and lead artist Kate Sopko, Cleveland, Ohio, who will be joined by a fixer from her project; moderated by Erin Donnelly.

Closing Reception: 4-6pm

New York State voter registration will be conducted Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm.